Posts Tagged "briefing papers"

KAIROS Briefing Paper #11: Regulating Canadian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies Operating Internationally

May 22, 2007

Canada has a unique opportunity to become a world  leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining, oil and gas sector. In March 2007, the Harper government was handed a blueprint  for a new approach to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #10: Budget 2007 – KAIROS Report Card

April 22, 2007

Budgets are moral blueprints for society. They define a set of ends towards which we seek to move as a society.  Our values are informed by our Christian belief that: 1) all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect; 2) our…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #9: Are Agrofuels Alternatives to Oil?

March 22, 2007

President George W. Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address calls for reducing US gasoline consumption by 20% over ten years, replacing it with 35 billion gallons of renewable fuels. Bush’s announcement has sparked a vigorous debate on issues such as…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #8: The Cerro de San Pedro Case: A Clarion Call for Binding Legislation of Canadian Corporate Activity Abroad

March 21, 2007

In March 2005,  at the request of Mexican human rights partners and the  Broad Opposition Front (FAO), a KAIROS church leaders delegation traveled to the community of Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico. The church leaders were the first Canadian delegation not…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #7: Seven Steps for Peace in Darfur

February 22, 2007

The destructive armed conflict in Darfur continues despite regional and international efforts to put an end to it. The security situation remains precarious even with the United Nations (UN) Security Council agreement in August to send blue berets to bolster the…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #6: Free Trade at the Crossroads: Time For a New Approach

December 22, 2006

The Canadian government has committed to changing its approach to trade. As a first step to developing a new approach, it needs to look back on the failed experiments of the past decade of trade negotiations. This briefing paper calls…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #5: Measuring the Federal Government’s Commitment to Aboriginal Rights

December 17, 2006

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been under development for more than 20 years, making it one of the most intensely debated and carefully scrutinized human rights instruments in UN history. Uniquely, the primary beneficiaries of the Declaration,…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #4: Bolivia Emulates Norway; Why Doesn’t Canada?

October 22, 2006

Bolivia’s nationalization of its petroleum industry actually replicates Norwegian policies well-known to the oil industry. In stark contrast, the Canadian experience reveals a trend in the opposite direction, especially with Tar Sands development. What lessons does the Bolivian experience hold for Canada?…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #3: Will Democracy Take Root in the Congo?

October 21, 2006

This briefing paper highlights concrete steps that Canada can take toward ensuring peace and demo­cracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Elections are just the start. The international community, including Canada, needs to prioritize peace with justice in the…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #2: Will US debt lead to a financial crisis?

February 22, 2006

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warily compares the apparent calm on global financial markets to the tranquillity that preceded the crises of the 1990s.  Today, the imbalances that threaten global financial stability are rooted in the USA’s burgeoning debt.  

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #1: Canadian Security: Security for all of us

February 21, 2006

This briefing paper challenges current justifications for more restrictive immigration policies post 9-11, advocating for repeal of the Safe Third Country Agreement and improved protection of the rights of refugees and migrants.  

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